Vintage Remington R1240 Daddy Barlow Pocket Knife! MIB
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Sold Date: 01/13/2011
Channel: Online Auction
Offered for your consideration is a gorgeous vintage Remington R 1240 daddy barlow pocketknife. This knife was part of the series of Remingtons that was re-introduced in the 1980's and made by Camillus. It comes from their "Musket Knife Series" and the reverse of the tang was stamped "Musket-1". This would imply that it was the first knife in the series, however, I've never seen any subsequent knives from this series and I believe this was the one and only model. Camillus was one of the great American knife companies and an important part of American knife history for well over a century. The company's roots dated to the mid 1870's and their history extended to 2007, when they closed due to bankruptcy. Over the course of its history Camillus not only produced its own varied lines of cutlery, but also made knives on a contract basis for countless other entities. Everything from store brands, special productions, and knives for other cutlery firms, to many different knives for the U.S. military.The knife has not been used, carried, or sharpened and remains in perfect condition. The knife remains in its original box with its original plastic bag. It has not been cleaned or buffed and remains original. This was a fairly pricey knife for the day and the original price tag of $62.95 remains on the box lid. This is a large, beefy folder and one of the tougher Remington models to find. It also offers full measures of the fine quality and craftsmanship that built both the Remington and Camillus names. The blade was precisely ground and features a soft satin finish. The etch remains bold and strong with great contrast. The blade has a rock-solid half stop and blade travel is very smooth over the entire arc. The blade is rock-solid in the open position with absolutely no wobble or play. The spring remains strong and the blade closes with a crisp, strong snap. The bolsters are of thick nickel silver and were mirror polished. They are free of any marring, scratches, or abrasions and each side was stamped with the Remington name. The handle is of thick saw-cut Delrin. The scales were perfectly fitted and are completely free of any cracks or even hairlines at the pins. They remain rich and lustrous with no fade or sun bleaching. The scales were tightly pinned and remain tight to the liners over their entire length. The shield appears to be of pewter and is a representation of a musket and powder horn. This is a large, sturdy folder that measures 4-7/8" closed and 8-7/8" fully opened. If you're a Remington and/or Camillus collector/enthusiast, you'll not find a finer example of this great knife.A gorgeous example of this popular pattern from an American icon!! Note: The knife will be shipped insured which is included in the shipping costs. I'll cover any additional insurance required by the purchase price. The knife will be shipped via Priority Mail and the shipping costs are at or below actual costs. Sorry, but no international shipping.
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